Hotel De La Croix D'Or
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A lazy start and then a short drive to Mont St Michel. Even though I have seen this spot before it never fails to amaze. From 8 kms away it seems to rise up out of the surrounding countryside and up close it is an amazing mess of medieval and Gothic buildings smashed together to support the crowning abbey. The number of tourists and the tourist …
... and barriers so that on the outgoing tides the estuary gets flushed and cuts channels each side of the mountain. The marshes surrounding the estuary are grazed by sheep owned by one farmer who discovered that his sheepmeat had a different flavour produced by the marsh grasses and the meat was much sought after. So he leases all the marshes off the government!
This coastline and area produces enormous tidal variations, up to 15 m in some bays and tides
... take a 60 degree left hand blind bend with a reasonable sweep on it.****! As the bend opens up there's a red Peugeot 205 belting towards us with some ruddy faced pisshead with a greybeard heading straight towards me on my side of the road. He sees me at the last second and swerves over to his side of the road - nobhead!
Metaphoric wipe of brow. F**k, that was close. Karma - what will be, will be.
Need a ...
Woke up at 6am to 'Two & half men' repeating opening titles "Men,men,men,men,menly men men men, ooohhh", laptop had been left on.
Went back to bed.
Next thing.....'Bing bong, ladies & gentlemen the boat will be docking in 15 minutes, please make your way to your vehicles'. But it's only 7am. The ticket says 8.15am.
Thanks Brittany Ferries, they don't say you board in English time but get off in French time who are an hour in front.
"Will, Will, wake up, ...
DAY SEVEN - FRIDAY We left After a reasonable night's sleep considering the slope and set off to spend some money in Rennes - IKEA and the Camping Car Shops! IKEA first where we treated ourselves to a king size duvet as our existing double leaves Mike with a cold back as he says I pinch it during the night but I reckon he throws it my way when he tosses and turns. We took ages trying ...